Kindergarten Weather and Clothes

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised July 2011

Subject: Social Studies                  

Grade: Kindergarten

Unit: Weather and Clothes        

Pacing: Ongoing Throughout the Year

Essential Question:

What type of clothes do you wear for the different types of weather?


Big Idea:

Weather will affect the type of clothes people wear.


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)


1.5.1 Describe how climate and weather determine the clothes people wear.



2.1: Understanding that information comes from a variety of source

2.4: Participate in classroom discussions.

2.5: Create and Share in-class artwork on a social studies topic.

3.1: Show awareness that there are different sides/points of view of one event.

3.2: Show awareness that people have feelings.


“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



On a rainy day you can wear a raincoat and boots over your clothes.


On a snowy day you can wear a snowsuit, boots, mittens, hat and scarf over your clothes.


On a cold day you can wear a warm jacket, mittens, hat and scarf over your clothes.


On a hot day you can wear shorts, tee shirt, sundress, sneakers, sandals or a bathing suit.


On a cool/warm day you can wear a sweater or light jacket over your clothes.



This unit can be covered by using the Science

Weather curriculum and the big book titled “Weather” provided by the new Science curriculum.






















Describe how climate and weather determine the clothes people wear.






Recommended to do as an ongoing activity. Not an individual assessment, more as informal discussion on a daily basis as children are dressed to come to and from school and part of morning meeting.

Common Formative Pre- Assessment and Post Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Consult Science Curriculum on Weather Unit for the pre/post assessments for this unit.

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

This unit can be enriched by the following Scott Foresman Reading Stories


The Wheels on the Bus: Unit 1

The weather conditions change throughout this story. Call attention to the appropriate clothing that people wear for the weather condition.

Growing Vegetable Soup: Unit 2

The weather dictates what vegetables one can grow.

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash: Unit 3

A sunny or windy day can help clothes dry outside

In The Rain With Baby Duck: Unit 4

One needs to wear rain gear to protect us from getting wet.


Pictures of different clothing for different weather (like a paper doll as part of meeting)

Student created art activities

Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:


Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections